Sampdoria vs Inter Milan Prediction, 1/6/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Inter Milan
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (+400) Inter Milan (-189)
Lautaro Martinez and Inter Milan (11-3-1, 2nd in Serie A) travel to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday where they'll take on Sampdoria (5-2-8, 11th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan. Inter Milan are at at -189 while Sampdoria are priced at +400. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Sampdoria stepped onto the pitch against AS Roma in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Sampdoria attempted 15 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 10 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In the passing game, they ended up with a 73.0% received passes rate by connecting on 249 out of their 341 pass attempts last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Sampdoria wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 5 total shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.53 goals per 90 minutes (23 total goals) and are sitting with 18 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Gaston Ramirez is a player who can be a difference maker for Sampdoria. Ramirez has been a starter in 185 contests during his soccer career and has 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Uruguay has earned 42 goals scored in 15,640 mins played. He has totaled 29 assists while earning 54 yellow cards so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Fabio Quagliarella, the forward who represents Italy. He has assisted on a goal 50 times so far in his career and he has scored 178 total goals. Quagliarella has totaled 36,358 mins in 419 starts and has been handed 47 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.44 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Sampdoria is Emil Audero. Audero (46-28-49 record during his career) has accounted for 34 shutouts, which gives him a 27.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Indonesia has had 520 shots attempted against him in 123 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.41 (174 total goals allowed) and his save % is .706. Audero has defended the goal for 11,070 mins and has tallied 369 stops in his career.
For their last outing, Inter Milan got the victory with a final of 6-2 against Crotone. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 440 of the 506 passing attempts for a rate of 87.0%. Inter Milan finished the match with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 7 dribbles they tried. Inter Milan converted 8 shots attempted out of their 16 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 37 goals and 29 assists in all their matches, Inter Milan averages 2.47 goals and 1.93 assists per 90 minutes.
Lautaro Martinez will be someone to watch for Inter Milan. The forward hailing from Argentina has been on the field for 7,890 professional minutes while scoring 51 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 12 times. He currently averages 0.58 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 89 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Romelu Lukaku, the forward hailing from Belgium. He has tallied 180 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 53 times. Lukaku has been given a total of 27 yellow card warnings in 28,093 mins played (310 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.58.
Samir Handanovic will look after the goal for Inter Milan. During his professional soccer career, Handanović has conceded 594 goals and has tallied 1,614 saves in 531 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.12 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 249-139-142. He holds a save % of .735 and his clean sheet rate is currently 34.7%. Handanović has accumulated 184 clean sheets and has defended 2,190 shots against him in 47,633 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Inter Milan (-189)
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